My grandmother was a creative cook who tried out new recipes even when she was 104 years old. I learnt this recipe from her. Karpooravalli or oregano is a herbal leaf with an amazing flavour and smell which when incorporated in food makes it tasty.

What you need

Oregano (Karpooravalli leaves) - 15

Chickpea flour (Besan) - 1 cup

Rice flour - 1/4 cup

Chilli powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

All spice (Garam masala) powder - 1/2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp

Cooking soda - a pinch

Salt - for taste

Cooking instructions

Pluck, clean and wash the oregano leaves thoroughly and spread them on a clean cloth.

Mix a batter of besan, rice flour, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cooking soda, ginger-garlic paste and salt by adding some water to it. The consistency should be that of bajji batter.

Now heat some oil in a pan. Dip the oregano leaves in batter and fry till done.

Bavatharani Rajasekaran is a homemaker who loves to cook and experiment with new dishes for her food loving family.